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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 1, 2008 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

From the early period, Pig's butchering of Hey Jude.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I must defend Pigpen and "Hey Jude". Pigpen was not doing a cover of the Beatles version of Hey Jude, but rather the Wilson Pickett version of it. Pig loved these soul ballads and did a reasonable job of covering it. Pickett used a different arrangement than most people are used to. This is the version Pigpen was covering. Exhibit A:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-dwSt2p0Gg
The song had just been released when the Dead and Pigpen covered it. The Wilson Pickett version also featured an unknown guitarist named Duane Allman on the track.
My vote for songs the Dead should never have touched are "Let The Good Times Roll" "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Gimme Some Lovin'"

This post was modified by jerkwaterdan on 2008-02-02 07:35:57

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Not a cover tune, but Wave to the Wind always stunk.

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Poster: sky dog Date: Feb 1, 2008 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Thank you

I bought that 2-11-1969 album and that song was terrible!

I'd say the slow version of 'They Love Each Other.' The fast one is so much better. Standout versions include 6-9-1973 and 2-22-1974.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Not a cover tune, but Wave to the Wind always stunk.